IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray]
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That being said, if you walk into this knowing that you will see CGI dinosaur clips, as opposed to an entire video of dinos, you will be very happy with this title. I viewed the blu-ray version, and the video is clear and crisp - I like how older videos that would not be in HD are letterboxed into a small portion of the screen, with an HD background filling the rest of the screen. All in all, 3.5 stars is rounded up to 4 - interesting, recommended, but not a MUST own for our family.
There are about 16 out of screen effects that extend 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer. Another 7, very brief dino tail whips reached 25%. The best few OOS effects were during the closing credits of dinosaurs' heads protruding through the words.
EXCESS PARALLAX in about 65% of the scenes, (a disturbing amount). This IMAX film should have never been released to the public in this poor state, shame on them.
*** AVOID UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE 3D GONE WRONG !!! ***
MY 3D RATING = POOR (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)
Note: As far as the percentages go, everyone's eyes are different. What I see at 25% you may see at 15% or 35%. To fully realize how far something is out of the screen for you, pause on an effect and direct a partner with an extended finger to the tip of what you are seeing. You may be surprised.
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(a) The animations were crude and cartoon-like. They don't look real at all.
(b) The Imax perpective is really missing in this one. The wide scenes looked more like the traditional move wides instead of Imax's 'wow' wides.
(c) 3D is ok for some scenes, but horrible for most others.
(d) The segment on digging up fossils is way too long compared to the animations. Title is very misleading.
(e) Michael Douglas sounded uninterested, and was very monotonous.
In conclusion, if my 5-yr old daughter who loves dinosaurs can fall asleep watching this, it's BORING!
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Skip this in favor of Walking With Dinosaurs
The moment you pick up the cover of this 3D
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Disappointed in the 3D very good documentary on dinosaurs but i'm not so certain that it was originally shot in IMAX or 3D looks like a conversion from 2D.Published 2 months ago by HHA